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Applicant Tracking and Onboarding: 10 Tips for Upgrading Your Hourly Workforce

January 24, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more employers are choosing full-suite HR software with integrated applicant tracking systems (ATS) and onboarding software. They’re looking for ways to ease and enhance their recruiting and onboarding efforts—which is particularly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding

3 Ways HR Can Boost the Bottom Line

January 17, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

While most companies don’t view Human Resources as a profit center, savvy HR practices can contribute mightily to profitability. For companies that operate in highly-competitive markets or on razor-thin profit margins, maximizing HR’s impact on...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

A Manager Must-Do: FMLA Training

January 15, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, what you don’t know can hurt you—and that applies to your managers, too.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, FMLA

Michelle Lanter Smith, EPAY's Chief Marketing Officer, Named One of "The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence

January 08, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Rolling Meadows, IL – Michelle Lanter Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of EPAY Systems, was recently named one of “The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence” by Beyond Exclamation, a media company focused on outstanding leadership in...

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Filed Under: EPAY News

ACA Ruled Unconstitutional—What Does That Mean for Employers?

December 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ruled unconstitutional. Few of us saw it coming, including employers and HR professionals.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News, Employee Benefits, Affordable Care Act

Step Up Your Service with EPAY's New Client Management Tools

December 11, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

When it comes to running a staffing agency, you have a million things to worry about and having to deal with a difficult Workforce Management platform shouldn’t be one of them. EPAY Systems has just released more amazing features to help you run...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Janitorial, Staffing

Does Your Company Accommodate New Mothers? It's Not Optional

December 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Undoubtedly, your employee handbook covers quite a bit of ground. But if it doesn’t include a formal lactation accommodation policy, it’s not be as complete as it could be.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

7 New California Labor Laws HR Pros Should Know

November 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your business operates in the Golden State, you know that California labor laws are among the most complex and rigorous in the U.S. Unfortunately, that isn’t changing anytime soon. In fact, things are about to get even more challenging for...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, California

The DOL PAID Program: Thanks or No Thanks?

November 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would extend its fledging Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program for another six months, to April 2019. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

Avoid Holiday Havoc When Managing a Seasonal Workforce

November 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

700,000 seasonal employees—that’s how many will be needed this holiday hiring season, according to job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re in retail or a related field, have you hired your share of those seasonal workers yet?...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management